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Japan's surrender to China's


pressure
From The Dong-A Ilbo

2010/09/27 Share Article Print


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The Japanese government announced Friday that it would 独身、彼女彼氏ナシなら。
アラサー、独身、彼女彼氏ナシ…。
release the Chinese fishing boat captain who was arrested for
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ramming his vessel on Sept. 7 into Japanese patrol ships
around the Senkaku Islands, which the Chinese call the Diaoyu iPadで楽しく英語学習
Islands. Japanese prosecutors said the captain is apparently AWS(Asahi Weekly Select)
suspected of committing the crime but decided to "shelve the
decision" in consideration of Japan-China relations and the Submit your stories
possible impact on the Japanese people. A Dong-A Ilbo Share your offbeat stories for a column

editorial Wednesday urged the two countries to calm down and


cooperate, saying, "An accident that occurred in a disputed Let's Study!
territory should not escalate into a struggle to gain regional ASAHI WEEKLY

hegemony between the two powers." Many in Japan are Current terms and glossary in Japanese
protesting the captain's release, but conflict between China
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and Japan has passed a crisis situation at least for now.
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terrestrial sovereignty, are effectively controlled by Japan. Bilingual Opinion, Editorial

China, which denies Japan's territorial rights to the islands, has Develop An Ear For English!
used far-reaching and hard-line offenses against Japan day
after day, demanding the unconditional release of the captain. Subscribe
On Tokyo's offer of a meeting of ranking officials, Beijing only Herald Tribune/Asahi
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concession over a sovereignty issue." Japan was indirectly


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assisted by the United States but effectively surrendered to
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Chinese pressure in consideration of the potential negative
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The latest incident attests to how powerful and internationally
influential China has become. Seeing tremendous economic Link
development over the past three decades, China has
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surpassed Japan to become the world's second-largest
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economy. China has consolidated its status as a G-2 nation
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along with the United States and is expected to surpass the
United States around 2025 to 2030 to become the world's CNN.com

largest economy. Apparently because of this confidence, Foreign Press Center,Japan

Beijing gave up its principle of separating politics and


diplomacy from economy in this incident and aggressively The Asahi Shimbun Asia
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pressured Tokyo. China considers the United States a nation of
unilateral supremacy but China seems to want to become the
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issues indispensable for mutual understanding
in Asia. [More Information]
In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao said, "China is still a developing country Asahi Haikuist Network
whose per capita GDP is only a tenth of that of advanced Why don't you take pen in hand and send us a
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rights and freedom of the press, China cannot be seen as a
true superpower. In competition among nations, however,
what matters more is the size of the overall economy rather
than per capita GDP.

If China finds cause to pressure Korea and imposes economic


sanctions, the Korean economy, which is ever more dependent
on China for growth, could suffer a negative impact. Korea
needs to continue raising its economic prowess, diversify its
trade and trading partners, and lower its excessive
dependence on China. China is raising its voice in the
international community by banking on its prowess in economy
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and independent diplomacy in line with its philosophy of "a
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giant nation" and "Sinocentric ideology." This should send a English
clear and powerful signal to Korea to remain more vigilant.
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